Rahway River
Trout Unlimited #155

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Rahway River Trout Unlimited is one of the newest New Jersey Trout Unlimited chapters. We are an organization of men and women that strive to protect our cold freshwater fisheries throughout the state. Our members meet once a month, discuss many topics from conservation to fishing. We also go on fishing trips throughout the year, conduct river cleanups, and partake in many other activities. If you like fishing or just want to give back to the environment then RRTU is for you.

If you live near one of the following towns and are a trout fisherman or care about conservation, we want you in our Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter of New Jersey :

Cranford, Westfield, Garwood, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Chatham, Iselin, Linden, Clark, Springfield, Union, Vauxhall, Mountainside, Elizabeth, Roselle, Roselle Park, Hillside, Scotch Plains and New Providence


Upcoming Events:

Rahway River Trout Unlimited
New Jersey

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month.
These meetings start @ 7:30PM, at the...

Cranford Community Center

2nd Floor
220 Walnut Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 709-7283

Click Link for Google Map of the Community Center

Our presentations are free-of-charge to all interested fisherman regardless of whether or not you are a RRTU member. So bring a friend, come on out and enjoy yourself, learn a few new things, meet some new fishing buddies, and perhaps even consider
our Trout Unlimited Chapter - #155.


Our next general meeting is scheduled for...

Monday April 16th at 7:30 PM.

On the third Monday of each month the Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter holds its monthly general meeting at the Cranford Community Center at 7:30pm. Following the agenda we usually have a guest speaker perform a presentation.


Hope to see you there...


Rahway River Trout Unlimited

Don't Forget to check out the RRTU Meetup site that lists all
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Come join us for one of our Fly Tying nights at the Cranford Community Center!

Our next Fly Tying Nights will be:

Monday, May 23rd @ 7:00pm
Monday, June 6th @ 7:00pm
Monday, June 27th @ 7:00pm

All are welcome!

The meetings are free and are open to all. All tying levels are welcome. We have extra materials and vices for those who need them and there are volunteers who will work with the new people who want to try fly tying. You don't have to be a TU member to join us. We have free coffee and donuts and always have a fly fishing DVD playing. This is a very informal get together with the purpose of sharing our hobby with other people who want to find out what it is all about in a laid back atmosphere. You will find it to be a very relaxing evening even if you don't want to tie flies. Come down and have a cup of coffee and meet a great bunch of guys & girls, talk fishing or sports (no politics) or pick up some tying tips. This time of year is a great time to refill your fly boxes. Hope to see you there.



The Fourth Annual

March Fly Tying Madness

On March 20th 2016 at 9:00 AM The Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter    hosted the Fourth Annual Fly Tying Madness Event at The Pequest Fish Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. Sponsored by The New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited ... Ten Chapters from Trout Unlimited from across the state gathered to tie fishing flies to donate to wounded warriors thru organizations such as Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and The Trout Unlimited Veterans Program. We also tyed for breast cancer survivors from Casting For Recovery  This years event was  a bigger & better event than the previous years with some of New Jersey's finest Fly Tyers in attendance. If you would like to be involved in next years event please contact the RRTU President for additional details. rrtupresient@rr-tu.org



  2016 Stream Projects

Mustconetcong Watershed Association
2016 Spring Cleanup

Saturday , April 16th
9:00am - 12:00pm
10 Maple Ave, Asbury, NJ


Cranford Rahway River
Earth Day Cleanup 1016

Saturday, April 23rd
8:30am - !2:00pm
Winfield Park Dam Parking Lot
Valley Rd & Union County Parkway, Clark NJ



President's Corner

Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter

    I hope you have all enjoyed your summer vacations. With labor day now behind us we can hope for the much needed transition to the cooler days of autumn. Just as fishermen enjoy the change of seasons, the fish also respond by becoming more active resulting in improved fishing. With a drop in water temperature, you can expect them to exert more energy and feed more consistently throughout the day. Of course its still called fishing and not catching. There will still be days you can't buy a bite no matter what, but the odds will be hopefully stacked in your favor. Now get out and fish.
       Over the summer the Rahway River Trout Unlimited  chapter members have put together a new exhibit that will debut at the Cranford Public Library located at 224 Walnut Ave. Cranford NJ. The display  will be available to the public the entire month of September. The display includes the many important aspects of being a TU volunteer. Showcases also includes fly fishing memorabilia, fly tying materials, educational information and the new Richard Kress memorial library.
        September will also feature many women's related events to help engage  the ladies of RRTU. On Monday September 14th we will hold an introduction to fly tying  for women. At our general meeting on the 21st the Chapter will feature an up and coming women fly tier from the Catskills named Nicole Seymour. I had previously meet Nicole at this years Sparse Grey Matter  Shannons fly tying event. Nicole gives a fresh new perspective of the modern fly angler getting into the sport these days.
     I hope to see you all at any one of our up coming events

...Please Contact our
 President, Christopher Klopsis @

or come join us at one of our monthly meeting's or fly tying nights!


a kid to fishing:

Give a kid a

Trout Unlimited Youth Membership!


Membership for Women:

If you're a female angler who has been waiting for a compelling reason to join Trout Unlimited—or if you just haven't gotten around to it—here's an offer you can't pass up. In an attempt to build up its female community, here's what you'll get:
  • 1-year subscription to TROUT magazine
  • 6-month TU calendar (mailed in the fall)
  • Official TU membership card
  • Car rental & hotel discounts
  • TU decal
  • Local chapter membership
And another, less tangible benefit as well: the pleasure of knowing you're part of a growing community of women who enjoy angling and want to keep America's rivers cold, clean and fishable.

   See also ...The Woman's Initiative Program






Featured Story:

State of the Trout 2015

This report details the status and trends within 28 separate species and subspecies of trout and char that are native to the U.S. Trout naturally occur in 38 of the 50 United States. Of 28 native trout species and subspecies, three are extinct and six are listed as Threatened or Endangered. Excluding the extinct trout, 52 percent (13 of 25) occupy less than 25 percent of their historical habitat and are at high risk from at least one major threat. All native trout face some level of risk.

Download the full report

Women’s Initiative (WI) Program at New Jersey Trout Unlimited:
Be Part of it......
Trout Unlimited is America's leading coldwater conservation organization

Make a Difference.....
Be a grassroots advocate for protection of the environment

Leave a Legacy.....
Work to ensure we have clean, cold, fishable water for generations to come
   The main goal of the NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited Women’s Initiative is to provide support for chapters to recruit new members to TU as well as engage current members to network with other women and become involved in chapter projects and river outings.  As a grass roots effort campaign, the NJ State Council hopes to see an increase in women involvement and work to empower new leaders to share their passion for cold water conservation. Whether new to the sport or an experienced angler, the idea to unite women in the state and open communication will serve to enrich our membership. There are future plans to organize outings in Spring, which will give women in the state the opportunity to gather together for fishing and camaraderie.
     If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the NJ TU Women’s Initiative Program, contact coordinator Kelly E. Buchta at kebuchta@njtu.org

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